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Top 5 Lowest Powerplay Score in IPL History

Top 5 Lowest Powerplay Score in IPL History: Powerplay overs are crucial in a T20 cricket match, and teams that score big in these overs tend to set higher targets for their opponents. However, some teams have struggled to get going in the first six overs, resulting in the lowest powerplay score in IPL history.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 lowest powerplay score in IPL history

No.TeamOpponentRuns/WicketsYear
1Sunrisers HyderabadRajasthan Royals14/32022
2Rajasthan RoyalsRoyal Challengers Bangalore14/22009
3Chennai Super KingsKolkata Knight Riders15/22011
4Chennai Super KingsDelhi Capitals16/12015
5Chennai Super KingsRoyal Challengers Bangalore16/12019

1. Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Rajasthan Royals 14/3 (2022)

Sunrisers Hyderabad holds the record for the lowest powerplay score in IPL history. In a match against Rajasthan Royals in 2022, they could only manage 14 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in the first six overs. Rajasthan Royals went on to win the match by a big margin of 61 runs.

2. Rajasthan Royals 14/2 Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (2009)

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Rajasthan Royals holds the second spot in the list of lowest powerplay scores in IPL history. In a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009, they could only score 14 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in the first six overs. They eventually lost the match by 75 runs.

3. Chennai Super Kings 15/2 Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (2011)

Chennai Super Kings had a forgettable outing against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011 when they could only manage 15 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in the first six overs. They went on to score a total of 114 runs, which KKR chased down with ease using the D/L method.

4. Chennai Super Kings 16/1 Vs Delhi Capitals (2015)

In IPL 2015, Chennai Super Kings scored only 16 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in the powerplay against Delhi Capitals. Shreyas Iyer’s brilliant knock of 70 runs helped Delhi Capitals win the match by 6 wickets.

5. Chennai Super Kings 16/1 Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (2019)

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Chennai Super Kings make the list again with their lowest powerplay score of 16 runs for the loss of 1 wicket against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019. They eventually managed to chase down the target of 70 runs in the 17th over, but it was a defensive start to their innings that earned them a place in the list of lowest powerplay score in IPL history.

Top 5 Lowest Powerplay Score in IPL History

Powerplay overs are crucial in T20 cricket, and a good start can set the tone for a big total. However, as seen from the above list, even the best teams can struggle to get going in the first six overs. While these low scores may be a disappointment for the teams and their fans, they make for an interesting record in IPL history.

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